The witty and wise Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on a variety of current issues, among them, how American governors’ efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 have all been hampered by our (in title only) president and his unforgivably, inexplicably non-existent national, unified response…
“One state [will] open up its restrictions while another state doesn’t, that’s adjacent to it? That’s like designating a peeing section of a swimming pool.”
That, in part, has got to explain why We, the critical thinking People, are all pissed off!
Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Full Disclosure… at present, I’ve been avoiding Donald Trump’s press conferences, “chopper talk” briefings and speeches, etc. in real time. I’d much rather rely on the subsequent analysis presented by my homeland’s TV talk show hosts.
In other words, I believe comedians… such as Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher and Trevor Noah to be far more credible sources. Bottom line, their truth to power presentations will likely save more lives than the so-called leader of the free world ever will.
And I only list Noah’s name last as a means to smoothly transition to our Vid of the Day set-up / presentation where he’ll be offering up his spot on take re… what else… the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Indeed, Noah is far more forthcoming and reassuring than Trump, himself. Most assuredly, small-handed Trump’s underhanded and ham-handed approach has led to a self-made disaster that’s been going viral… in more ways than one.
Turning, now, to the blog nuts and bolts… our clip doth clock out at 9:22 but it’ll be time well spent… if for no other reason than to watch the blooper reel… which btw… begins at time index 6:03 (if you’d rather FF to cut to the chase.
In spite of Donald Trump’s assurances to the contrary, Coronavirus / COVID19 is far from being contained and conquered. We’d be ill-advised… really ILL… to be paying any attention to anything that this science denying, intellectually incurious “leader” is saying.
Of course, what he IS saying has been rendered incoherent by his circumlocution and gibberish. While that, in itself, is not dangerous, it is his wasting our time that IS the real threat. We’d all be far better served if the fake prez would fade into the woodwork and do nothing… which, btw, IS what he does the very best.
More to the point, Trump must UN-MUZZLE the scientific community, line up the experts and let them step up to the dais to speak (unfiltered and unfettered) to a nationwide / worldwide audience.
In lieu of that, in the interest of public health and as a public service to all worried souls, worldwide… let’s view that above clip… give a listen to the voice of reason…
Late Night host Seth Meyers.